Warrumbungle Shire Council Telemetry Upgrade

THE SITUATION

WSC’s 47 telemetry sites comprised of two separate legacy telemetry systems. The north system consisted of a Radtel RTU, Analogue Radios and a Ratel SCADA Server. The south system consisted of Elpro RTUs and a single HMI in the local depot.

Council seeks to modernise and amalgamate the two system with the benefits of a modern SCADA system. 

 

OBJECTIVES 

The below key objectives were communicated by council:

  • Local event logging
  • Ethernet enable radio network connecting all sites
  • Ethernet enabled RTU
  • Hot standby dual redundant servers
  • SMS alarming for normal and after hours
  • Remote access to SCADA

 

ELEMENTS

R & D Technology were engaged to design and construct the new telemetry and SCADA system. The scope of works included:

  • Develop a Functional Design Specification (FDS)
  • Design a Digital Ethernet Radio Network
  • Design (CAD) and build new radio repeater and telemetry enclosures 
  • Develop PLC code for the telemetry RTU
  • Configure the SCADA graphics and database
  • Customer witnessed Factory Acceptance Test (FAT)
  • Install radio backbone
  • Install Hot Standby Servers
  • Instal telemetry enclosures 
  • Commission and Site Acceptance Test (SAT)
  • System Training

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